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28MHz propagation bye bye

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No VK at all this morning.
The solar magnetic storm cleared all.


Yesterday morning  ZK2C  7012kHz CW  not easy 
Great expedition.
It will be difficult to get them on 80m tought I heared some weak CW this morning at 80m 3512  ???  must have been my imagination
still hangover from the marathon CW PACC run?
During PACC Sunday morning I heard FW0NAR at 40 CW very very weak on the K9AY loop working to EU possible I was to late local 10:30 already to have success.  They could not copy me ( PA switched on)




I had to  play lumberjack to improve my firewood stock.
Heavy job took all evening.


Then saw there had been some aurora. Possible i missed some signals at 70MHz.
Got some new tuning C  Arco462 and Philips Teflon types.
Tried to improve the performance  of the BLF177 Amp
Not really could improve it.
But could leave out one tuning C  without drop of performance.
The Arco462 in the top middle seems to be redundant. 

Now the BLF177 Drain goes over the 5 turns coil over the 1nF DC uncoupler C  in the 2 stage …